Ever dreamed of living in a float home? (PHOTOS)

If you dream of owning a detached house in a waterfront location but have less than $800,000 to spend, you’re likely to be out of luck in this region – unless you buy a home that doesn’t come with any land.

Catching our eye this week is a delightful little float home, moored close to Lonsdale Quay in a gated marine community in North Vancouver, and listed on April 5 at $799,000.

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This charming 1,281-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom house has been fully renovated top to bottom, so there’s nothing to do but move in and start living the dream. Plus there’s no pesky yard to take care of.

But of course, like the fishing you might want to do from your dock, there’s a catch. Float homes come with a moorage fee, and for this one you’ll pay around $1,300 to $1,500 a month (depending on whether you pay annually up front, or monthly), which takes care of your slip placement, water supply, sewage, 24-hour security and parking.

Check out the photos of this little gem below, or go see it in person at the open house Saturday April 14 and Sunday April 15, 2-4pm both days.

North Van Lonsdale float home living
This fully renovated, 1,281-square-foot float home is as luxurious as any land-based house, and much less expensive than other waterfront homes because there's no land. Listing agent: Doug Taylor

 

North Van Lonsdale float home living view
The large windows from the living and office spaces mean the owners can watch sea life go by, including regular visits from seals. And for winter nights, there's a fireplace. Listing agent: Doug Taylor

 

North Van Lonsdale float home kitchen
The chic kitchen of this renovated float home has full-sized, high-end stainless-steel appliances, plus a view of the water from the kitchen sink. Listing agent: Doug Taylor

 

North Van Lonsdale float home master bedroom and closet
Up an iron spiral staircase is a generous master bedroom, and a huge walk-in closet that's an unexpected bonus for a float home. A smaller second bedroom is downstairs. Listing agent: Doug Taylor

 

North Van Lonsdale float home master bathroom
This master bathroom is one of two renovated bathrooms in the home, both of which have lovely water views. Listing agent: Doug Taylor

 

North Van Lonsdale float home master view
The southerly view from the master bedroom takes in the marina and Vancouver's skyline in the distance; there's also a balcony off the master. Listing agent: Doug Taylor

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